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San-diego Barbecue Restaurants

Find your local Dickey's Barbecue Pit location

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When San Diegans have a taste for barbecue, they choose Dickey’s. Our world-famous recipes have brought the taste of Texas to Southern California for years now, and no one in town does it better.
If you’re looking for the best BBQ in San Diego, all you need to do is look for our name. Whether you have a craving for our slow-smoked ribs, brisket, spicy cheddar sausage, marinated chicken or wings, we’ll be here for you. We’re proud to have been in business for more than 80 years with more than 500 locations worldwide — and when you eat here, you’ll understand why.
No matter when or where the craving strikes, it’s easy to find your favorite Texas-style barbecue and homestyle sides. After a day at the zoo, the beach, a ballgame or a trip to Coronado Island, just stop into one of our barbecue restaurants in San Diego. We provide dine-in, curbside and carryout service.
If you’re catering a big event or just want to enjoy Dickey’s at home without walking out the door, we also make it easy to order BBQ online. Just use our website or app and you can have our entire menu at your fingertips, including desserts and drinks. However you place your order, you can sign up to receive Big Yellow Cup Rewards that earn you points for free food in the future.


There are a lot of barbecue restaurants all over the place, and each one does things a little differently. However, none of those BBQ places have found the winning formula for success quite like Dickey’s. We start with slow smoking all our meats overnight in a hickory wood pit overseen by certified Pit Masters. Of course, our special spice rub and sauce are what give our menu its one-of-a-kind flavor, and it wouldn’t be true Texas barbecue without them.
San Diego loves barbecue, and so do we. We opened our first location in Dallas in 1941 and have since grown into the world’s largest franchise of its kind. Find out for yourself how deep our dedication to quality runs. Place your order or find the location closest to you on our website.